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Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Asiri1991: 7:35pm On Mar 10, 2016
I can see people complain on power outage for a week or a month. For my area, we had PHCN light June 2015 and will be glad if we have it in June this year.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 7:35pm On Mar 10, 2016
seyilabi:
I believe senate doesn't have the power to stop the increment but can only advised because NERC is also backed by law that established them and this issue of increment has been approved by the 7th assembly and passed by law and that was why Fashola was saying his hand are tied. only court of law or FG can reserve it.
justmyview
Their duty primarily is to make law. Supposing they pass the bill into law, there is nothing the executive can do about it

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Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nbote(m): 7:39pm On Mar 10, 2016
People seem to have accepted the current harsh conditions in gud faith. Imagine having to pay outrageous fees for non existent power in d name of estimated billing. I think dey jus look at d location of the building and jus fix a rate. My bill over the past couple of months has increased from 5500 to 9800 dis last month and it's even more annoying considering d supply in d last couple of months has become really annoying.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 7:44pm On Mar 10, 2016
FLYFIRE:

I use prepaid & I say this govt is EVIL

Please what's your experience with the prepaid meter? I am considering getting one, even if it means footing the bill.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by KissCODE(m): 7:53pm On Mar 10, 2016
amagunnerfan:
I honestly don't mind the increase. I will pay 20k a month for 20 hours power supply. Currently paying 3-5k a month on prepaid metre and about 40k on generator a month. Makes no sense.
bros take it easy okay? It is not good to lie.
There is nothings like paying 3-5k a month for pre paid meter costumer. If u buy credit of 3k or 5k if it finishes it means you have burnt it because for pre paid customers apart from fix charges it is what you buy that you use.

It is costumers with the post paid meter or with the extimated bill that can talk of paying 3k or 5k even when they might nothave consumed that amount in a month.

For a pre paid meter client, nothing like monthly bill or anything close that.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Seenyo: 8:01pm On Mar 10, 2016
Done deal since 1859!...assemblage of crooks n criminals!
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by sluk(m): 8:01pm On Mar 10, 2016
OP u dey vex oh. only to tell us say dem bring u light bill u come dey write dis kain long essay? what if dem disconnect u nko?
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by oluwasegun007(m): 8:04pm On Mar 10, 2016
u are right oooo @ op

my bill increased from #3400 to 4300
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 8:11pm On Mar 10, 2016
sluk:
OP u dey vex oh. only to tell us say dem bring u light bill u come dey write dis kain long essay? what if dem disconnect u nko?

I will be going to ask them to come and disconnect me tomorrow, our business can't support this kind of rip off!
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 8:16pm On Mar 10, 2016
Setaje:



Oga this is the exact thing my dad is about to do. He has written a letter for them to disconnect him completely pending when they bring prepaid meter. I think everybody should follow suit o

Am thinking of going this route too. 50litres of fuel is 6k at the current price. That 50litres would give me over a dozen times what NEPA or whatever their name is is giving me monthly currently, for which am being asked to pay 10k.

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Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Favolly(f): 8:19pm On Mar 10, 2016
9jatatafo:
NASS is a toothless dog that barks only but can't bite. You should have rejected that bill and beat the hell out of that punk that brought silly crazy bill to you. On the issue of estimation, when you see a capital letter D printed on your bill it means you are under observation for estimation and if it is an E then you have been placed on full bill estimation. You must learn how to read the meter when the EEDC officer come around to read the bill and make sure you snap the meter to get the reading. So you can tackle those bastards head on. One funny lie told by these people is that your analogue meter is over 40 years old and it is not functioning well. It's all lie!
Actually, the capital letter D means that his meter is faulty and therefore cannot be read and so his bill is being fully estimated every month.

If you look at the 2 bills very well, you'll notice that the Last Actual Reading (LAR) for both January and February are the same. And the LAR date was not shown in the bill. That means that the last time his meter was actually read was when it was fully functioning, which was God knows when. Also, notice that there was no Present Actual Reading (PAR) for both January and February. Normally, LAR minus PAR equals your energy consumption for the period. So, it is obvious that the 300 figure they put as his consumption was estimated.

OP needs to take it up with the relevant EEDC officials so that his meter can be repaired else he will keep paying for what he didn't use

Also, i can see that the fixed charge was only applied on his January bill. It was scrapped in February and i can't see it on his February bill.

cc engrkenny
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by amagunnerfan: 8:22pm On Mar 10, 2016
KissCODE:
bros take it easy okay? It is not good to lie.
There is nothings like paying 3-5k a month for pre paid meter costumer. If u buy credit of 3k or 5k if it finishes it means you have burnt it because for pre paid customers apart from fix charges it is what you buy that you use.

It is costumers with the post paid meter or with the extimated bill that can talk of paying 3k or 5k even when they might nothave consumed that amount in a month.

For a pre paid meter client, nothing like monthly bill or anything close that.
You don't get bro. It is what I used per month on average not the fix charges. The quoted already inclusive the fixed charge.

We have electricity on average 10 hours a day, sometimes 14 hours. Except last 4 days with zero hours due to the strike by the Ikeja DISCO
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by fredrick9(m): 8:25pm On Mar 10, 2016
engrkenny:
No, but guys really the most worrisome thing is my outrageous estimated consumption, I need to know if anyone is in this same shoes or if anyone has experienced this before, how do I at least make the bill bearable, for now. Ideas pls.
dough our bill is about #35,500 but what we know is each month we pay #10,000 in PH. 5bedflat
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by iamivy07: 8:29pm On Mar 10, 2016
I just got my bill for the month of March & I was stunned at the amount I saw, for the fact that I stay in a student compound & we have a meter, our bill was 12k for 3 rooms. Meaning I'll pay 4k just for using the fan & electric bulb & sometimes pressing iron... I'm still in shock cos my rent is a 100k excluding the monthly bill
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by donvicky2007: 8:35pm On Mar 10, 2016
What this govt. Is doing i dont blame those that tap direct current illegally or tampered with their pre-paid meter to slow down the rate of energy consumed at the least level.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by donvicky2007: 8:40pm On Mar 10, 2016
iamivy07:
I just got my bill for the month of March & I was stunned at the amount I saw, for the fact that I stay in a student compound & we have a meter, our bill was 12k for 3 rooms. Meaning I'll pay 4k just for using the fan & electric bulb & sometimes pressing iron... I'm still in shock cos my rent is a 100k excluding the monthly bill

my brother once they disconnect you look for an electrician to reconnect you.The DISCO companies are Ma*D.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 8:46pm On Mar 10, 2016
Once power supply was privatized in 2014, price increases were a given.

You know, the problem with power supply in Nigeria is that Nigerians are not willing to pay for power supply. They want it free of charge. They do not want to pay the amount needed to fix the power supply.And our power supply infrastructure is worn out,and dilapidated. In 1997....N5trillion was the estimate needed to fix power.Now, I guess it is five times that.

GEJ privatised power because he knew government could not pay for 24 hours power supply. Once the DISCOS came on stream, the Government ceased to have anything to do with power supply. As a result., prices have to go up....or else the DISCOS won't have the cash to fix up the power supply, or even to generate more power (AEDC, my disco, has plans to build a big power station in the FCT. Where is the cash gonna come from?). But, most Nigerians have not yet grasped the cold reality that there is no more government owned PHCN. So, when prices went up in January, we all blamed government. Which govt? Govt does not run or fund the DISCOS.They are now businesses....and businesses run on money from customers.

High time we realized....that we Nigerians have to pay for 24 hours light.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Excuzeme: 8:51pm On Mar 10, 2016
engrkenny:

I really don't know how to deal with this. This whole thing is just very frustrating, I may not understand the processes and how these things go, but i sure know to understand if someone explains to me. I therefore beckon on those who do to weigh in, lemme actually understand what is going on.

The deal is that we have CRIMINALS in our Legislative authorities, (The entire National Assembly) thus, how on earth do you expect them to even know why they are in that hallowed Chambers?
If they are not age forgers, they are Certificate forgers. they collect illicit bribe on everything, they have no dignity, most killed other people to get to that NASS, some aid Boko haram while some are in cahoots with Kidnappers, e.t.c

So, dont bet on them to do anything good.... except if they want to play the tribalism angle, like Senator Common Sense! grin undecided

Only the common man can save the common man in this country.

Let the violent take it by force
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 8:51pm On Mar 10, 2016
Favolly:

Actually, the capital letter D means that his meter is faulty and therefore cannot be read and so his bill is being fully estimated every month.

If you look at the 2 bills very well, you'll notice that the Last Actual Reading (LAR) for both January and February are the same. And the LAR date was not shown in the bill. That means that the last time his meter was actually read was when it was fully functioning, which was God knows when. Also, notice that there was no Present Actual Reading (PAR) for both January and February. Normally, LAR minus PAR equals your energy consumption for the period. So, it is obvious that the 300 figure they put as his consumption was estimated.

OP needs to take it up with the relevant EEDC officials so that his meter can be repaired else he will keep paying for what he didn't use

Also, i can see that the fixed charge was only applied on his January bill. It was scrapped in February and i can't see it on his February bill.

cc engrkenny

My brother, I understand this part very well, as a matter of fact it's been like 5yrs since the DISCO officials said our meter was obsolete (whatever that means), meaning we had always been billed on estimation all these years, more like 98% of the customers here suffer the same conditions.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by greenify: 8:54pm On Mar 10, 2016
National house of Assembly in a toothless police dog. The increment still stand.when I paid my last bill it was #23.09 per unit instead of #16.11.
They even collected fixed charges on top it. Am a tenant and I got into d house in January 2016 and I was told I have to pay for d prepaid metre fixed charges right from d time they installed it. It was installed in October 2015 so I paid for all d months fixed charges I did not use.
Can u see it is a big cheat on me. I pray dat whoever brought dat idea will suffer it.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 8:58pm On Mar 10, 2016
Quakertellicus1:
Once power supply was privatized in 2014, price increases were a given.

You know, the problem with power supply in Nigeria is that Nigerians are not willing to pay for power supply. They want it free of charge. They do not want to pay the amount needed to fix the power supply.And our power supply infrastructure is worn out,and dilapidated. In 1997....N5trillion was the estimate needed to fix power.Now, I guess it is five times that.

GEJ privatised power because he knew government could not pay for 24 hours power supply. Once the DISCOS came on stream, the Government ceased to have anything to do with power supply. As a result., prices have to go up....or else the DISCOS won't have the cash to fix up the power supply, or even to generate more power (AEDC, my disco, has plans to build a big power station in the FCT. Where is the cash gonna come from?). But, most Nigerians have not yet grasped the cold reality that there is no more government owned PHCN. So, when prices went up in January, we all blamed government. Which govt? Govt does not run or fund the DISCOS.They are now businesses....and businesses run on money from customers.

High time we realized....that we Nigerians have to pay for 24 hours light.


Did you read my post at all? The fixed charge from 2014 till last month should have provided more than enough to fix whatever you think needs to be fixed. My problem is not even the tariff, it's the outrageous estimated consumption that comes even if you don't get a day of electricity for the whole month, and the apparent deliberate decision of the DISCO not to meter the supply, which by the way I've read it's part of the agreement for the implementation of the multi year tariff order. Don't support impunity, unless your dad owns one of the DISCOS.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 9:02pm On Mar 10, 2016
greenify:
National house of Assembly in a toothless police dog. The increment still stand.when I paid my last bill it was #23.09 per unit instead of #16.11.
They even collected fixed charges on top it. Am a tenant and I got into d house in January 2016 and I was told I have to pay for d prepaid metre fixed charges right from d time they installed it. It was installed in October 2015 so I paid for all d months fixed charges I did not use.
Can u see it is a big cheat on me. I pray dat whoever brought dat idea will suffer it.

Excuzeme:


The deal is that we have CRIMINALS in our Legislative authorities, (The entire National Assembly) thus, how on earth do you expect them to even know why they are in that hallowed Chambers?
If they are not age forgers, they are Certificate forgers. they collect illicit bribe on everything, they have no dignity, most killed other people to get to that NASS, some aid Boko haram while some are in cahoots with Kidnappers, e.t.c

So, dont bet on them to do anything good.... except if they want to play the tribalism angle, like Senator Common Sense! grin undecided

Only the common man can save the common man in this country.

Let the violent take it by force

In this case, there is nothing the National Assembly can do.

DISCOS are private companies,not government run.And with the mess they inherited in power supply infrastructure...I am not surprised that they had to raise tariffs.Govt does not give them much cash (if any).

If you want the NA to do something....maybe they should make PMB re-nationalize the power sector.But that means paying the investors hefty compensation fees(to avoid the potential lawsuits.).
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by greenify: 9:02pm On Mar 10, 2016
Quakertellicus1:
Once power supply was privatized in 2014, price increases were a given.

You know, the problem with power supply in Nigeria is that Nigerians are not willing to pay for power supply. They want it free of charge. They do not want to pay the amount needed to fix the power supply.And our power supply infrastructure is worn out,and dilapidated. In 1997....N5trillion was the estimate needed to fix power.Now, I guess it is five times that.I see u are blind and u don't see Wht is happening before u talk.
If u are rich and comfortable do not think others are like u. In my area I don't have power up to 6hrs in a week,and u are claiming Nigerian don't want to pay for power. Who are u to be vomiting dat nonsense.
Do u want us to be paying for darkness?

GEJ privatised power because he knew government could not pay for 24 hours power supply. Once the DISCOS came on stream, the Government ceased to have anything to do with power supply. As a result., prices have to go up....or else the DISCOS won't have the cash to fix up the power supply, or even to generate more power (AEDC, my disco, has plans to build a big power station in the FCT. Where is the cash gonna come from?). But, most Nigerians have not yet grasped the cold reality that there is no more government owned PHCN. So, when prices went up in January, we all blamed government. Which govt? Govt does not run or fund the DISCOS.They are now businesses....and businesses run on money from customers.

High time we realized....that we Nigerians have to pay for 24 hours light.

Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by KissCODE(m): 9:04pm On Mar 10, 2016
amagunnerfan:
You don't get bro. It is what I used per month on average not the fix charges. The quoted already inclusive the fixed charge.

We have electricity on average 10 hours a day, sometimes 14 hours. Except last 4 days with zero hours due to the strike by the Ikeja DISCO
okay bros i got it now...
Even we here no see light again as usual for about a week now...
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 9:05pm On Mar 10, 2016
fredrick9:
dough our bill is about #35,500 but what we know is each month we pay #10,000 in PH. 5bedflat

And your arrears would be pilling up.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by greenify: 9:05pm On Mar 10, 2016
Quakertellicus1:
Once power supply was privatized in 2014, price increases were a given.

You know, the problem with power supply in Nigeria is that Nigerians are not willing to pay for power supply. They want it free of charge. They do not want to pay the amount needed to fix the power supply.And our power supply infrastructure is worn out,and dilapidated. In 1997....N5trillion was the estimate needed to fix power.Now, I guess it is five times that.

GEJ privatised power because he knew government could not pay for 24 hours power supply. Once the DISCOS came on stream, the Government ceased to have anything to do with power supply. As a result., prices have to go up....or else the DISCOS won't have the cash to fix up the power supply, or even to generate more power (AEDC, my disco, has plans to build a big power station in the FCT. Where is the cash gonna come from?). But, most Nigerians have not yet grasped the cold reality that there is no more government owned PHCN. So, when prices went up in January, we all blamed government. Which govt? Govt does not run or fund the DISCOS.They are now businesses....and businesses run on money from customers.

High time we realized....that we Nigerians have to pay for 24 hours light.

If u are rich and comfortable do not think others are like u. In my area I don't have power up to 6hrs in a week,and u are claiming Nigerian don't want to pay for power. Who are u to be vomiting dat nonsense.
Do u want us to be paying for darkness?
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by An0nimus: 9:06pm On Mar 10, 2016
Tariffs have gone up yo. I see NEPA bill today my mind jump small
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 9:08pm On Mar 10, 2016
engrkenny:


Did you read my post at all? The fixed charge from 2014 till last month should have provided more than enough to fix whatever you think needs to be fixed. My problem is not even the tariff, it's the outrageous estimated consumption that comes even if you don't get a day of electricity for the whole month, and the apparent deliberate decision of the DISCO not to meter the supply, which by the way I've read it's part of the agreement for the implementation of the multi year tariff order. Don't support impunity, unless your dad owns one of the DISCOS.

Here is the hard truth.

The power supply infrastructure is obsolete.In many areas it needs replacement.And all that costs far more than what we pay in fixed charges.

Keep this in mind....we need trillions of naira to fix Nigeria Power Inc. Trillions. And the government has no hands in it.

We also need to generate more power too. Right now...we need 7000mw extra to get 24 hours power

If you liked....we should have told GEJ not to privatize power back in 2014.

When the GSM companies came around.....SIM cards cost as high as N5000. Prices came down once they had gotten the money they needed to set up a GSM backbone for we country. Same for power.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 9:10pm On Mar 10, 2016
greenify:
If u are rich and comfortable do not think others are like u. In my area I don't have power up to 6hrs in a week,and u are claiming Nigerian don't want to pay for power. Who are u to be vomiting dat nonsense.
Do u want us to be paying for darkness?

We do not have power enough because we need far more money than we have to fix the power sector.

And where I live...we have to same issues.And rich I am not.

In 1997....Thisday Newspaper reported that we need N5trillion to fix the power sector. Imagine how much it is now.

I hate it....but the cold reality is...we want power....we got to pay for it. Or Government reverses the whole DISCO thing....and takes over power supply again. You want that?


Modified: Nigeria needs $1 bn annually to fix power:http://venturesafrica.com/nigeria-in-search-of-1bn-annual-investment-to-fix-power-transmission-problem/
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by ichito(m): 9:12pm On Mar 10, 2016
My brother that increement in tarrif dey fear me ooo cos light no dey for two days now mosquito dey dance alanta for my body. .....
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 9:15pm On Mar 10, 2016
Quakertellicus1:


Here is the hard truth.

The power supply infrastructure is obsolete.In many areas it needs replacement.And all that costs far more than what we pay in fixed charges.

Keep this in mind....we need trillions of naira to fix Nigeria Power Inc. Trillions. And the government has no hands in it.

We also need to generate more power too. Right now...we need 7000mw extra to get 24 hours power

If you liked....we should have told GEJ not to privatize power back in 2014.

When the GSM companies came around.....SIM cards cost as high as N5000. Prices came down once they had gotten the money they needed to set up a GSM backbone for we country. Same for power.

Assuming I had a meter installed, I wouldn't even have cause to complain, you must have read the part where I said that in my rants.
Re: Did The National Assembly Finally Okay The Increase In Electricity Tariff? by Nobody: 9:16pm On Mar 10, 2016
engrkenny:


Assuming I had a meter installed, I wouldn't even have cause to complain, you must have read the part where I said that in my rants.

And they can increase the price of the meter tokens too....so it won't matter either way.

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